Thinking about returning the NEXUS?!?

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Im setting here looking at the HTC edge thinking.. "thats excellent hardware" I got an upgrade coming up in march for my wife and another one in oct for myself again. I would be going back to the OG droid but should i really return it? I mean what does this phone offer that other, more future proof phones do?
 

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Choose what works for you but there will always be a better or newer phone out there. I chose the Nexus because the nexus one had similar specs as the evo and tbolt and the nexus one released 2 years ago. But find the device that will do what you need it to do for you. If you chase technology you will be chasing forever.
 
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^^ yea thats extremely true. Anyone else wanna chime in? I like to hear opinions and experiences.
 

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I think the Nexus will keep up with the future phones especially with developer support. If you're into ROMing then this phone will be long supported well after its life cycle, so I'd say this phone is the most future proof.

Why are you considering returning it if you don't mind me asking.
 

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I think the Nexus will keep up with the future phones especially with developer support. If you're into ROMing then this phone will be long supported well after its life cycle, so I'd say this phone is the most future proof.

Why are you considering returning it if you don't mind me asking.

+1 To that. The phone is only a little over a month old and it already has a great developer community.

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Seeing that you've come this far and you don't mind the wait I'd be hard pressed to tell you to buy now. Tegra 3 Quad Core is quite a processor.

Wait you will be happy you did. I personally will never buy a new phone at the beginning of any year.

The "new" tech is on its way out and a whole new tech cycle is about to begin.

I buy LATE Q1-Q4

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Im thinking about returning it bc of it just being.... OLD feeling. a 5Mp camera and a 1.2ghz dual core is already kinda old to me. Dont get me wrong its a great phone and i like ROMS but I shouldnt have to have a app to increase my ringer volume and whatnot. BTW just to clarify that I am having no issues with this phone reception, voice quality or battery wise (after learning that i ahve to let the screen time out.) cereal killer always has the best advice, haha, so when should verizon be up for releasing new phone. My only thing is that im worried that if i get something that it wont be software supported and it must have an unlocked bootloader
 

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This is why I bought my Nexus brand new off of Craigslist for 350. It works great for now and I have not used my upgrade knowing that the Tegra 3 is around the corner.

Seeing that you've come this far and you don't mind the wait I'd be hard pressed to tell you to buy now. Tegra 3 Quad Core is quite a processor.

Wait you will be happy you did. I personally will never buy a new phone at the beginning of any year.

The "new" tech is on its way out and a whole new tech cycle is about to begin.

I buy LATE Q1-Q4

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Im thinking about returning it bc of it just being.... OLD feeling. a 5Mp camera and a 1.2ghz dual core is already kinda old to me. Dont get me wrong its a great phone and i like ROMS but I shouldnt have to have a app to increase my ringer volume and whatnot. BTW just to clarify that I am having no issues with this phone reception, voice quality or battery wise (after learning that i ahve to let the screen time out.) cereal killer always has the best advice, haha, so when should verizon be up for releasing new phone. My only thing is that im worried that if i get something that it wont be software supported and it must have an unlocked bootloader

Well for one Google will adjust the volume issue that some people are having with their own setting to adjust the volume like volume+ does, so that's a non-issue.

As for feeling "old", I just can't agree with that. You're looking at specs and thinking it makes a difference anymore when it doesn't. The CPU is the best currently available, so it can't be "old". It's GPU can run any game available at 30+ FPS, so there's no need for anything greater, you'd just be using more battery for similar performance.

Seem's like Cereal misunderstood that you actually have the Nexus already, so you didn't buy anything at the first of the year, you bought it when it came out.

You're going to be waiting 4-6 months before anything comes close to out-spec'ing the Nexus and that doesn't even mean it will be better. It's like computers right now, we're using quad cores and barely anything even uses more than 2 cores and our GPU's are so over the top that no game except for maybe 2 that barely anyone plays can tax a top of the line system. The improvement in hardware is only needed when the software requires it, currently the software doesn't require much in terms of phone hardware.

The Nexus is the most future proof phone available, you already have it, if you like it I would not return it to wait for the next best thing. You'll be waiting months and no matter what comes out, no phone will receive the update support and dev support that the Nexus will, that's guaranteed.
 
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Well for one Google will adjust the volume issue that some people are having with their own setting to adjust the volume like volume+ does, so that's a non-issue.

As for feeling "old", I just can't agree with that. You're looking at specs and thinking it makes a difference anymore when it doesn't. The CPU is the best currently available, so it can't be "old". It's GPU can run any game available at 30+ FPS, so there's no need for anything greater, you'd just be using more battery for similar performance.

Seem's like Cereal misunderstood that you actually have the Nexus already, so you didn't buy anything at the first of the year, you bought it when it came out.

You're going to be waiting 4-6 months before anything comes close to out-spec'ing the Nexus and that doesn't even mean it will be better. It's like computers right now, we're using quad cores and barely anything even uses more than 2 cores and our GPU's are so over the top that no game except for maybe 2 that barely anyone plays can tax a top of the line system. The improvement in hardware is only needed when the software requires it, currently the software doesn't require much in terms of phone hardware.

The Nexus is the most future proof phone available, you already have it, if you like it I would not return it to wait for the next best thing. You'll be waiting months and no matter what comes out, no phone will receive the update support and dev support that the Nexus will, that's guaranteed.

you my friend definatly make that argument good. I just got the phone saturday and I do like it but idk. Im just hunting for tech.. my inner geek kills me. I got awhile to mull over to return it or not, maybe Ill come to my senses.

this is the way my thinking is that if i wait then ill get a more "future proof phone hardware wise." Well thats about half true, ex. i got my droid exactly 2 years ago, then it was basically knocked out my the droid x 6 month later then there was the thunderbolt 6months? latr and then theres this which if im correct about the thunderbolt then this came out and thats roughly how my thinking goes.
 
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exactly zero phones announced for the first half of 2012 are to include ICS. make your own judgement. DancingNexus :D
 

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Well for one Google will adjust the volume issue that some people are having with their own setting to adjust the volume like volume+ does, so that's a non-issue.

As for feeling "old", I just can't agree with that. You're looking at specs and thinking it makes a difference anymore when it doesn't. The CPU is the best currently available, so it can't be "old". It's GPU can run any game available at 30+ FPS, so there's no need for anything greater, you'd just be using more battery for similar performance.

Seem's like Cereal misunderstood that you actually have the Nexus already, so you didn't buy anything at the first of the year, you bought it when it came out.

You're going to be waiting 4-6 months before anything comes close to out-spec'ing the Nexus and that doesn't even mean it will be better. It's like computers right now, we're using quad cores and barely anything even uses more than 2 cores and our GPU's are so over the top that no game except for maybe 2 that barely anyone plays can tax a top of the line system. The improvement in hardware is only needed when the software requires it, currently the software doesn't require much in terms of phone hardware.

The Nexus is the most future proof phone available, you already have it, if you like it I would not return it to wait for the next best thing. You'll be waiting months and no matter what comes out, no phone will receive the update support and dev support that the Nexus will, that's guaranteed.
Couldn't have summed it up any better.

Also ICS is optimized for dualcore iirc. Having extra cores wouldn't make too much of a difference, though a better GPU could make a difference. Why think about the future, when you pretty much got it in your hands right now. All the others are already "old" because they don't have ICS on them, you're a step ahead in the game:hail:
 

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I absolutely love my nexus. I just came from the droid charge rooted with 2.3.6. Over clocked to 1.2 .

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Op follow your gut. Ask if the phone meets your needs. There are some who would rather have the industrial feel of the razr and to them that is the best phone for them. Others prefer the rezound. You even have people who prefer the iphone. If you have doubts then address those doubts then dont hesitate to return it before your 14 days. I personally am satisfied with the nexus but I do realize the razr or any other motorola device has that industrial design to take a bit of a licking. Or that out of the box the rezound probably have the least issues with lte reception right now. Its one of those things where you have to ask yourself what you want. If you are not in to rooting and roms the nexus may not be for you. I am not going to convince you to keep the nexus because that is what I have and like. Instead I am going to tell you to do the research and follow your gut. If you feel the nexus just isnt your thing dont be stuck with it for 2 years. Find the device that when you go to the store you can say that you are willing to be stuck with for the next 2 years.
 

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All I will say is if you try to chase the lastest n greatest....thats one race you will never win. You will go insane. Thats why I got a family plan now....so I can at least keep the latest n greatest in my eyesite...lol.

If the phone isnt giving you any problems...be careful about the green grass over yonder. The G Nex has higher screen res than most phones, has a nice cpu/gpu combo, its a dev phone meaning if you unlock it...it becomes an even greater phone. If its not giving you any problems... I say keep it.

I tell this to Bionic owners too. If it aint broke, dont try to fix it.

One more thing:

[video=youtube;eZAAZ7iXN-o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZAAZ7iXN-o[/video]

[video=youtube;LYzDhoUHZhA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzDhoUHZhA[/video]
 
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